Articles

  • Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Torsten Haferlach
    from 08.06.2020
    Leukemia diagnostics during the pandemic

    In the past few months, we have all been confronted with an entirely new situation. Our patients belong to the high-risk group by definition. Hospitals, outpatient clinics, and medical practices have had to be restructured and reorganize their priorities. Workflows had to be re-examined with regard to factual and time-related aspects with hygiene in mind. The goal has been to ensure continued care for patients, while at the same time protecting the employees trained for that very purpose.

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  • Niroshan Nadarajah
    from 07.06.2020
    MLL uses AWS Cloud Computing infrastructure for NGS data

    Thanks to the rapid advancement of sequencing technology, it has become easier to read an increasingly large amount of DNA. However, the ability to interpret this data has not grown by the same amount. For this purpose, high-performance computer clusters are necessary in order to analyze the large quantities of data for a standard next-generation sequencing (NGS) run. After the initial positive experiences with cloud computing as part of the 5.000 genome projekt, we decided to switch to cloud computing for the evaluation of the NGS routine diagnostics data as well.

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  • Dr. med. Christian Pohlkamp
    from 18.02.2020
    New MLL Findings Portal Allows Findings to be Viewed Online

    In the age of digital transformation, it appears increasingly anachronistic to communicate findings by fax. In addition, frequent technical problems make them difficult to receive. That is why MLL is now offering a web-based findings portal in which all findings are available for download as a PDF document.

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  • Niroshan Nadarajah
    from 20.12.2019
    MLL Academy – Workshop on Next-Generation Sequencing

    The “MLL Academy - Workshop on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)” was held for the first time from November 7 - 8, 2019. The eighteen international participants were able to gain detailed insights into the theoretical and practical principals of all individual NGS steps – from generating a library to sequencing to interpreting the data.

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  • Dr. med. Christian Pohlkamp
    from 20.12.2019
    Munich Leukemia Laboratory Developing a Digital Order Entry Platform

    In this digital age, MLL has now set up a way to enter orders online. Following an extensive beta testing phase in the outpatient area, it is now possible to use a corresponding digital platform free of charge.

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  • Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Torsten Haferlach
    from 20.12.2019
    Successful Participation by MLL in the ASH Conference in Orlando

    This year as well, several MLL scientists took advantage of the ASH (American Society of Hematology) in Orlando to get an overview of the current research emphases and future developments. They also gave a number of lectures there and presented a large number of posters.

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  • Dr. med. Christian Pohlkamp
    from 18.11.2019
    MLL develops an interactive PDF version of the test request form.

    Our understanding of the genetic changes underpinning malignant disease has expanded tremendously in the past few years. This is also reflected in the increasingly complex diagnostics on offer, particularly in the field of molecular genetics.

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  • Dr. rer. nat. Christine Käppel
    from 23.10.2019
    Successful Re-Accreditation of MLL

    Since 2009, MLL has been accredited according to the international standards DIN EN ISO 15189 "Medical laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence" and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 "General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories" by the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS). In April this year, MLL was once again audited by DAkkS. Its existing accreditations were successfully upheld and expanded with new analyses.

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  • Dr. med. Christian Pohlkamp
    from 03.10.2019
    Helping to advance diagnostics. The role of the physician at the MLL.

    The role of the MLL hematologist involves much more than traditional laboratory tasks. Daily occupation with diagnosing exciting cases from the area of hematological diseases guarantees variety and – at the same time – a closeness to routine clinical practice.

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  • Sarah Kurz
    from 17.09.2019
    Sports for a good cause: That is what Move4Life 2019 was.

    Three races, six workshops, many highlights: The Move4Life benefit event on behalf of the Torsten Haferlach Leukemia Diagnostics Foundation was held on Saturday, 9/14/2019.

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  • Kristina von Sayn-Wittgenstein
    from 01.07.2019
    Award: MLL Münchner Leukämielabor GmbH now in the TOP 100

    At the 26th TOP 100 innovation competition, MLL Münchner Leukämielabor GmbH managed to secure a place among the top 100 companies. For this reason, the company was given an award by competition mentor Ranga Yogeshwar, scientific director for the comparison Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke, and compamedia on June 28 in the Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle.

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  • Dr. rer. nat. Ines Schmidts
    from 03.05.2019
    MLL Academy

    The MLL Academy took place for the second time from April 8, 2019 to April 12, 2019. The twelve international participants were able to gain a detailed overview of clinical cases and in particular the special diagnostics of hematological diseases. Due to the positive feedback of participants once again this year, a five-day MLL Academy is already in the works for 2020.

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  • Kristina von Sayn-Wittgenstein
    from 04.03.2019
    Cutting-edge and innovative - MLL unveils its very own conference facility

    Since May 2018, the Munich leukemia laboratory has been featuring its very own conference facility covering an area of 500 sqm.  It has a bright and spacious foyer, providing a space for receptions and events of all kinds.

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